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Postby mrgoat » 07/03/11 10:54 AM

For Arundel Festival, I am doing an hour a day residency at a local bar. Never done 10 days in a row before and imagine it will be tough.

Any tips/advice/thoughts?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/03/11 11:09 AM

Not tough, but your repertoire will get a good workout. Make sure you carry some spongeballs and a few other things in your pockets in addition to a deck of cards.
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Postby mrgoat » 07/03/11 11:40 AM

Richard Kaufman wrote:Not tough, but your repertoire will get a good workout. Make sure you carry some spongeballs and a few other things in your pockets in addition to a deck of cards.


It sure will get a workout.

The other week I had to do two sets at a walkabout gig. I wasn't sure how to track which people had seen which tricks, so I did a set without cards, and a set with.

Are there any other ideas/tips/methods for remembering which groups you've "done" and which effects you've shown them?
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Postby Frank Yuen » 07/03/11 12:48 PM

If festivals are the same in the UK as they are here in the states I wouldn't worry too much. Even though it's a local bar there will be plenty of traffic and turnover so you probably won't see too many repeat customers, especially if you are only doing an hour a day. That hour will go by fast.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/03/11 12:49 PM

Write the names of your "sets" down on index cards and keep them in your pocket. A quick glance will be all you'll need. If you're paranoid, then cut them down to the size of a playing card and slip them into the cellophane outside the cardcase.
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Postby mrgoat » 07/03/11 01:33 PM

Messrs Yuen and Kaufman,

Thank you, good ideas and points.

Yes, the bar will get a high turnover of new people, and the hour is in the afternoon which will be the most touristy folk anyhow. So, ok then. I just need to think of it as an hour gig. Not ten hour gigs.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/03/11 02:23 PM

... and there won't be as many drunks in the afternoon as in the evening, which makes things easier.
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